Italian Sausage Stew With Peppers And Crispy Kale

cooking time
30 minutes

cooking skill
Not too tricky

4 people


  • (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely sliced)
  • 2 red pepper (halved, deseeded and finely sliced)
  • 2 yellow peppers (halved, deseeded and finely sliced)
  • 8 sausages
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely sliced)
  • 200ml (7 fl oz) light red or dry white wine
  • 200ml (7 fl oz) hot vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 2 bay leaves
  • (1 tbsp) red wine vinegar
  • For the crispy kale

  • 100g (3.5oz) kale (chopped)
  • (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper



Heat the oil in a large pan and add the sliced onion and peppers. Stir everything together then add 1 tbsp water and turn the heat down low. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every now and then. Add a drizzle more water if the pan looks dry during this stage.


Brown the sausages in a separate pan. Stir the garlic into the peppers and cook for 1 minute. Add the sausages to the pepper mixture, along with the wine, stock, herbs and vinegar and continue to cook, covered for a further 15 minutes.


Preheat the grill. Rub the kale with oil and season well. Spread out on a baking sheet and grill until the edges are starting to crisp up.


Divide the sausages and stew among four bowls, top with the kale and serve.